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oyo and swopper LIVING.
Ergonomic office chairs with style and motion aeris LIVING is a contemporary seating series suitable for home offices and professional work environments. The Munich-based company aeris GmbH has devoted itself to revolutionising sitting and standing at the workplace with a simple philosophy: allowing more movement for a healthier work atmosphere. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: AERIS
“Our LIVING series shows that it is possible to decide for an office chair that is top when it comes to functionality, ergonomics and at the same time is trendy, with an individual style,” says Susanna Kindler, COO / executive vice president of aeris GmbH. Both swopper and oyo LIVING combine state-of-the-art design with healthy sitting. Trendy felt upholstering in fashionable colours give the overall design the fine-tuning. swopper and oyo LIVING both encourage movement when sitting at the desk.“Everyone knows that our sedentary lifestyle, mostly happening at the workplace, is not healthy. Fatigue, tensions and even serious health issues are often the result. And that is where our products set in.”oyo, for example, invites to assume all sorts of different sitting positions.
step, from material science to production. “All aeris products are made with 100 per cent dedication and conviction,” explains Susanna Kindler.“At a first glance, customers will recognise that what looks like aeris also keeps what aeris promises as a brand: functional, technical and aesthetic quality.”
What makes aeris products so special is that the company is involved in every
At the same time, the layout of office spaces is changing as well, acknowledging that
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employees’ productivity is linked to the design of office environments, the need for communication, motion and joint working areas. The possibility to give workspaces an individual touch is something many employees appreciate. In both areas – home and office – there are more requirements an office chair has to fulfil, tells Kindler: “The chair should enable healthy sitting and working, should enhance the well-being and allow the expression of individuality. And that is something the aeris products swopper and oyo LIVING definitely fulfil.” www.aeris.de
Working at home plays an important role in today’s life. “Frequently, we are not speaking of the classic home office but a space integrated into the living room, kitchen or guest bedroom. That has to do with digitalisation that allows working from everywhere but also with shortages of living space in the cities,” adds Susanna Kindler. Especially when integrating workspaces into living areas, people do not want to have boring office chairs standing around.
Susanna Kindler, COO / executive vice president of aeris GmbH
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